Denial is defined as an assertion that something said, believed, alleged, etc., is false. How many of us have been in denial about a certain area, relationship, struggle, or pain in our life at one time or another? If you did not say “Me” right now, you should really pay close attention to the following because you might be in denial right now. In order for us to receive the healing we need from a trouble area we must first be able to admit that there is indeed a trouble area. This is not always easy as we may see that old acquaintance of pride or fear. Oh no, what will people think if they know that such in such is going on in my life OR I am afraid of the consequences of stepping out of denial. In God’s Word there is an incredible promise to each and every one of us…”Know the truth and the truth shall set you free” (John 8:32). Please note that Jesus did not tell us the truth might or possibly could set us free, He said and promised it WOULD set us free. What is a good first step to this? Find your accountability partner and tell them exactly what is going on. You see, we cannot receive sound help or insight when we only share with them part of the story. Get raw, get real, and get honest. In Ephesians 4:25 it says to “stop lying to each other; tell the truth, for we are parts of each other and when we lie to each other we are hurting ourselves.” This is so so comforting when you find someone you can share intimately with and step out of denial and when the smoke clears all they do is give you a big hug and tell you that they love you. WOW! Even the Apostle Paul tells us in Philippians that he had regrets from the past. I think he would have liked to deny some of his choices or actions but he said “No, dear brothers, I am still not all I should be but I am bringing all my energies to bear on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.”
Are you going to hide in the cave and wear the ugly mask of denial, or are you going to step out and claim the freedom given to us by Jesus on the Cross? Today I am going to walk in victory and freedom under an open heaven!